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BATON ROUGE — If you didn't buy a gun or hunting supplies during last month's state-sales-tax-free weekend, you'll have another chance this weekend as Louisiana's inaugural Second Amendment Weekend tax-free holiday rolls around Friday through Sunday.
But it's not just for guns, says Sen. Rob Marionneaux, D-Livonia, author of the measure signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal. It covers almost anything you might need for going into the woods or to the duck blind.
Included in the list are handguns, shotguns, rifles and ammunition But it also includes all-terrain vehicles, airboats, pirogues and paddles, decoys, waders, float tubes, archery items, hunting clothing and boots, binoculars, bags, tools, range finders, knives, tree stands, blinds, chairs, optics, holsters and gun cases.
"The Second Amendment Weekend Holiday provides a well-deserved tax break to everyday citizens of Louisiana," Marionneaux said. "It will save families money, boost retailers' sales and help our economy in this worldwide recession where every little bit helps."
During legislative debate, Marionneaux said this weekend was selected because it's before hunting seasons open.
The Legislature also approved a second tax-free weekend for gun purchases in November but Jindal vetoed it.
Rep. Cameron Henry, R-New Orleans, wanted a second tax-free holiday the weekend after Thanksgiving for people who wanted to give guns as Christmas presents, but Jindal said three days is September were enough.